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Activated carbon as a kind of effective adsorbent finds wide application in water treatment, food & beverage, metallurgy, chemical, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.
In 2013, the capacity of activated carbon across the globe outnumbered 2 million tons/a, as opposed to the demand approximating 1.3 million tons/a, which was an indicative of severe overcapacity. Thus, a grim situation to integrate or eliminate capacities is expected to linger in the future.
On a global basis, activated carbon capacity largely concentrates in a few of countries or regions including the U.S., Japan, Western Europe and China. In particular, the capacities in the United States, Japan and Western Europe are dominated by a small number of industrial players, such as America-based Calgon Carbon Corporation with activated carbon capacity over 75,000 tons/a, and Cabot Norit with the capacity of 60,000 tons/a. Others included Japan-based Osaka Gas Chemicals Co., Ltd. which was promoted to the world’s third largest activated carbon producer through taking over Jacobi Carbons in October 2013. Also, Osaka Gas Chemicals has grown into the largest producer in cocoanut active charcoal market segment.
China boasts the world’s largest manufacturer of activated carbon, with the estimated capacity in 2013 approximating 700,000 tons. In the market segment, China is also regarded as the largest wooden activated carbon marker in the world, where there are numerous wooden activated carbon producers, but most of them are small-scaled enterprises with annual capacity between several hundreds of tons and thousands of tons. And few can realize the capacity breaking 10,000 tons.
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The production bases of wooden activated carbon are mostly founded in Fujian, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and other regions with abundant forest resources, and the leading manufacturers cover Fujian Yuanli Active Carbon, Xinsen Carbon, and Zhixing Activated Carbon, the combined capacity of which claims 95,000 tons/a.
In China, the production of coaly activated carbon concentrates in the regions which abounds in coal resources including Shanxi, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia. And the top four coaly activated carbon producers in China come to Xinhua Activated Carbon, Huahui Carbon, Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group and Xingtai Coal Chemical, each with the capacity above 50,000 tons/a on average.
As stringent environmental protection policies are progressively released, citing "Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Action Plan" concerning the prevention of air pollution as one example that issued by the State Council in Sep. 2013, China activated carbon industry is expected to embrace more development potentials. The estimate suggests the activated carbon output in China by 2016 will reach 751,200 tons, while the CAGR between 2013 and 2016 will be 9.7%.
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1. Overview of the Activated Carbon Industry
1.3 Application and Sales Model
2. Status Quo of Global Activated Carbon Industry
2.1 Industry Overview
2.2 Industrial Layout
2.2.3 Western Europe
2.3 Development Trend
2.3.1 Policy-driven Demand
2.3.2 Activated Carbon Manufacturing Industry Transferring Towards Developing Nations
2.3.3 Expanding Application
2.3.4 Service Key to the Competition in the Activated Carbon Industry
2.3.5 The Stronger Becomes More Powerful through M&As
Activated Carbon Market
The global activated carbon(http://www.researchmoz.us/activated-carbon-market--global-and-china-forecast-market-share-size-growth-and-industry-analysis-2010-2017-report.html) demand was driven by strong demand from U.S. and Asia Pacific. Strict federal regulations for mercury removal at industrial plants including coal power plants are one of the key driving factors. However, tight raw material supply expected to limit the growth of activated carbon market. The reactivation of spent carbon helps manufacturers to reduce operating costs and environmental footprints hence it is expected to open the future market for activated carbon over the near future.
Chinese Markets for Activated Carbon
China's demand for Activated Carbon(http://www.researchmoz.us/chinese-markets-for-activated-carbon-report.html) has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (1999, 2004 and 2009) and long-term forecasts throught 2014 and 2019 are presented. Major producers in China are profiled.
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